The AOL SuperBuddy ActiveX control does not properly validate arguments to the LinkSBIcons() method. This vulnerability may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
The AOL SuperBuddy ActiveX control (Sb.SuperBuddy.1) is a component that comes with AOL software. This control contains the method LinkSBIcons(), which takes an address as an argument. This address is user-controlled and not validated before it is dereferenced, possibly allowing an attacker to overwrite arbitrary process memory.
Note that the AOL SuperBuddy ActiveX control is marked as "safe for scripting" . This allows the vulnerability to be triggered by viewing a specially crafted HTML document.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause Internet Explorer (or the program using the WebBrowser control, such as the AOL browser) to crash.
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This vulnerability was publicly disclosed in TippingPoint Security Advisory TSRT-07-03.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2007-04-05|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-04-05 13:32 UTC|